Integrated Family Services

Integrated Family Services  

Bethany Community Support helps parents and carers to strengthen relationships within their families and extended families. 

Our Family Services team works in partnership with parents and carers to provide safety, stability and development for their children and young people.  

If you are a parent or carer of a child or young person under 18 years old, you’re eligible for our Integrated Family Services Program, which includes: 

  • support to strengthen relationships with children and others 
  • support with child and adolescent behaviours and parenting strategies 
  • building your family’s connections within your community 
  • referrals to other services that might be helpful 
  • other practical support, guidance and reassurance. 

    Who it is for

    Geelong region, Warrnambool region
    Families
    Referral required

    How to access this service

    Contact The Orange Door (Barwon or South west region) to discuss your needs and they will support you to access the most appropriate service. They can then refer you to our Family Services Porgram. 

    Geelong/Barwon region: Orange Door on 1800 312 820 

    Warrnambool/South west region: Orange Door on 1800 271 180

    Frequently asked questions

    How will you work with my family as part of the program?

    When you connect our Integrated Family Services Program, we’ll provide you with a family worker. They will work with you to: 

    • understand your family’s needs and priorities 
    • set goals 
    • develop a plan and work together to meet your goals 

    This might include advocating on your behalf to other people or organisations, referring you to other services and suggesting parenting strategies. 

    Does the service support all family members?

    Yes, your family worker is there to support the needs of all immediate family household members. This includes children and partners. We recognise that all members of a family have an important role and may require support in many different ways. 

    Can I contact Bethany Geelong or Bethany South West directly for support?

    No, you need to contact Child FIRST or The Orange Door first. They can then refer you to our Family Services Program. Call The Orange Door and ask to be referred to Bethany’s Family Services Program. 

    Geelong/Barwon region: Orange Door on 1800 312 820 

    Warrnambool/South west region: Orange Door on 1800 271 180

    Further resources

    The Orange Door 

    The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.

    Geelong/Barwon region: Orange Door on 1800 312 820 

    Warrnambool/South west region: Orange Door on 1800 271 180

    Visit orangedoor.vic.gov.au for more information.

    If you are a professional and wish to make a referral to The Orange Door, please complete the referral form (PDF version) (Word version) and email to barwon@orangedoor.vic.gov.au

    Your situation is unique, but you don’t need to struggle alone. We are here to help.

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